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for the country. >> now even though boehner did not achieve the floor vote, he argues that obama and senate democrats should make the next move, but that won't be easy as speaker boehner admitted today. >> there's a perception created that that vote last night was going to increase taxes. now, i disagree with that characterization of the bill, but that impression was out there, and we had a number of our members who just didn't really want to be perceived as having to raise taxes. that was the real issue. >> translation? i failed. majority leader eric cantor, who is also a proteshl rooil to boehner is staying united on this one. he released a statement basically releasing the house for christmas. the house has concluded legislative work. no deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and its inducing spending cuts. check. no deal to avoid tax hikes on 100% of americans. check. the republican mutany was successful, but the cost could ultimately sink the economy. joining us now from the capitol is nbc's luke russert. how are you doing? >> ari, how are you, sir? good to see you in the chair. >> nice to see
. the drama is intensifying, minute by minute. we're awaiting president obama who will deliver statement on the negotiation moments from now at the white house after speaker john boehner plan "b" failed to move forward in the house last night. fox senior correspondent ed henry is in the briefing room. sned >> reporter: good evening. we're told the president is meeting with harry reid. they are trying to figure some way out here. the senate out until a day or so after christmas. house members have been cut loose after the plan "b," you noted, failed last night. they are said to be not that far apart, president and speaker boehner on $4 trillion debt deal. plan "a." couple hundred billion dollars apart in spending cut and new tax increases. yet, those have internally been shut down for several days since boehner introduced plan "b." frustration in the white house they believe that speaker boehner wasted several days dealing with plan "b" and couldn't get it through a republican house. that's part of why the senator harry reid is now here with the president, trying to figure out if they hav
control his own republicans. how can he make a deal with president obama. it's going to dominate our talks this morning, but first, the latest. here she is with today's current news update. lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. hi, lisa. >> hey, bill. that's right. boehner's back-up legislation is not going over too well. republicans scrapped plan b from the house after they realized they did not have enough support even from their own members to pass it. obtain's bill was a last-ditch effort to the force obamases hand and it would have raised taxes only ol salaries topping $1 million. this means the house is headed to holiday break with no fiscal cliff deal and just 11 days until those infamous tax hikes and spending cuts kick in. boehner is still trying to dump this one in obama's lap. he says the house has already passed legislation that stops all of the tax increases and that replaces a sequester with spending cuts and now it is up to the president and senator reid to act on that. it is a far cry from a compromise, though, and from the democra
who were lost exactly one week ago. president obama and his top advisors join the remembrance in the oval office. the nra responded shrugging off protesters today. the gun lobby's answer? more guns. armed guards in our schools. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> and, finally, the nation says aloha to senator daniel inouye. >> he was a wise, a good man. the reason he could be courageous without being sanctimonious. the reason he could be so generous and old-fashionedly gallant without seeming pompous, the reason he could be friends across the aisle and find principled compromise without sacrificing principle is because that is who he was. this moving and personal tribute from president obama. >> and who taught so many of us, including a young boy growing up in hawaii that america every america has a place for everyone. may god bless daniel inouye, and may god grant us more souls like his. ♪ ♪ somewhere o
'm going to make them an offer can't refuse. >> bill: power, who has it in america? is president obama trying to empower the federal government at your expense? we'll present the facts and you can make the call. >> mr. core lone is a man who insists on hearing bad news. >> i know that secretary clinton visited libya in october of 2011. did the deteriorating security information come in during heir visit there. >> bill: senator rubio should be asking that question to secretary clinton herself. she is missing in action. where is hillary? laura i can gram on the case. >> i feel that an injustice has been done. thousands of pageant girls across the nation who compete. believe me this is honest -- >> former miss u.s.a. contestant has been ordered to pay donald trump 5 million bucks over a legal beef. mismegyn kelly with the story. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. power, that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. if you are fortunate enough to acquire money in this li
'm john roberts in for bret baier this friday evening. president obama came out moments ago to address the fiscal cliff. saying he still thinks a deal could happen. but that now is not the time for self-inflicted wounds. this is after house speaker alternate way out didn't make it to a vote in the house. we have fox team coverage. ed henry focuses on a tale of two white houses with messaging. but first, mike emanuel looks at where the republican goes from here and what speaker boehner had to say about it today. >> after last night's unexpected withdrawal of the speaker boehner's plan "b," many hope plan "c" develops quickly. >> how we get there, god only knows. >> candid moment with house speaker boehner as talks to address the fiscal cliff yet to produce a deal. the speaker acknowledged trying to bridge the differences with the president has been difficult. >> i told the president on monday, these were my bottom lines. the president told me that his numbers, $1.3 trillion in new revenues, $850 billion in spending cuts, was his bottom line. that he couldn't go any further. >> so boehne
obama to draw up a fiscal cliff bill they would like to see. now, there's talks from the senate side that that bill could possibly look like the $250,000 or below tax cuts, an extension of unemployment benefits or getting rid of the sequester. whether that could get through the house remains to be seen, but from where we are right now, the friday before christmas, john boehner is not communicating with president obama and has removed himself from these negotiations. >> well, he may not be mike brown, but he could be mike d'antoni. even senate majority leader harry reid expressed some sympathy for the political beating that boehner is taking right now, but do you see any indications that he'll now have no choice but to negotiate in good faith with the democrats? what choice does he have left? >> wow, imagine that. imagine the republican caucus actually negotiating in good faith with democrats. we could only hope for something like that. luke, your coverage of him this last night was spot on. i'm curious as to whether or not the chuckle heads, what kind of strategy they have going forw
the most important thing, sean, is that we have to look to senator harry reid and president barack obama and they have to own this economy, the debt, the deficit, the failures we have seen and we can't look to us. we have done regular order. we passed legislation and good policy. now the ball is in their court. >> sean: congresswoman, your reaction? would you have voted for it? >> no, i would not have. allen's exactly right. we passed the tax extender bill. we passed the sequestration bill to take care of those issues. the tax reform pathway was passed, all of this was done between may 5 and september 19. those bills have been on harry reid's desk since that time. they could have taken them up, amended, voted, gone to conference. this is a crisis of their making. leaders make choices and harry reid made a chase to not take those bills up and troy to push this to a crisis. in the house, the american people have said, that is not what we want. i have a lot of appreciation for speaker boehner. he did the right thing. he let the house work through regular order. and i -- it was the right dec
in for chris matthews. we're expecting president obama to make a statement from the fiscal cliff on the white house in just a moment. the statement comes after an embarrassing defeat after last night for house speaker john boehner. he had to pull his own fiscal plan because he couldn't get his own party to vote for it. now the fiscal cliff talks are up in the air. nbc's mike viqueira is on capitol hill for us as we await the president. mike, what are we anticipating? >> reporter: we're anticipating the president is going to come out and talk about where negotiations stand at this point, and as far as we know, they're pretty much nowhere. we're sifting through the wreckage of what happened here in the house of representatives last night. i mean, a lot of people are looking at this and saying the president has doubled up on his victory on election day, his battlefield victory. he has routed the enemy, chased them into the woods, and what happened last night was a reckoning for the republican party. they are fractious by their own admission. john boehner cannot negotiate now. if he didn't have t
that he's having with president obama right now. they didn't like everything john boehner is proposing, but as you can see in the headline there, they thought it was worth two cheers, two cheers for john boehner. they proclaimed it as good news that john boehner was announcing that he has pulled out of the fiscal cliff talks with president obama and is moving toward the approach that freedomworks has been urging. good news. two cheers for john boehner and his plan b. they posted that yesterday morning. we know that because our friend james carter was able to access the old web archived version of it because the current version of it doesn't look like that anymore. they had to change it. they had to change it because apparently that isn't really the freedomworks position on john boehner. at least they don't think that's their position -- actually, you know, we're not quite sure. they put up an update on their earlier announcement saying that despite their earlier support, after further review freedomworks had decided to oppose john boehner's plan b thing. they were for it yesterday morn
the second term agenda of president obama. john harwood joins us now live with all the details. good evening, john. >> reporter: good evening, larry. you know, the house has now passed on a party line vote, zero democrats in favor, about 20 republicans defecting the spending cut portion of john boehner's plan b. it would cut about $200 billion in spending, overt the automatic sequester cuts to defense programs that republicans have been opposed to. now, the debate bef bthe passage of that spending cut bill, and we still have yet to see the passage of the tax increase bill, which is gotten resistance from conservatives, that was an opportunity for both parties to frame the stakes, and eric cantor, the house majority leader, came on the floor and said, this puts the ball squarely in president obama's court. >> we house republicans are taking concrete actions to avoid the fiscal cliff. absent a balanced offer from the president, this is our nation's best option, and senate democrats should take up both of these measures immediately. >> of course, democrats have no intention of doing that. they
nowhere. >> president obama and if senate democrats haven't done much of anything. >> this is not a plan -- it's a ploy. >> people are not blaming obama for any of this mess yet. >> two republicans take up our bill in the house, the one that passed here, there is nothing to discuss. we are not taking up any of the things they are working on. >> this idea of passing plan "b" is dead on arrival. >> obama is getting credit for trying to fix it and trying to deal with it -- that's got to change. >> we also know very well that revenues are not the issue here, it is spending. >> their plan "b" will slow walk us over the fiscal cliff. >> he has to own this stuff. >> we don't just have a fiscal cliff, we have a fiscal abyss in front of us. and that is the debt crisis that is on our horizon. >> plan "b" is a multi-day exercise in futility. >> for week, the white house said that if i moved on rates, that they would make substantial concessions on spending cuts and entitlement reforms. i did my part. they have done nothing. >> we haven't been able to make it on the last four years, i don't know how
members and law-enforcement officials from around the country as part of the obama administration's push for tighter gun control in the wake of the sandy hook massacre. speaking to reporters before the meeting, biden affirmed the president's commitment to reform. >> the president is absolutely committed to keeping his promise that we will act and act in a way that is designed, even if he says we can only say one line -- save one life, we have to take action. >> the national rifle association is expected to break its silence following the killings today with a news conference by ceo. the pro-gun group issued a statement earlier this week promising "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." the nra's facebook page went dark and activity was suspended on its twitter account last friday following the shooting. amidst the growing national conversation on gun control and mental illness, an analysis has found millions of and to help records remain missing from the national database used by gun dealers to run background checks on buyers the group mayors against illega
and work with president obama and the senate to forge a bipartisan deal. lots going on and we are covering it all at both ends of pennsylvania avenue. kelly o'donnell's nbc capitol hill correspondent, and nbc's peter alexander joins us live from the white house. kelly, i want to start with you. wow, was there a lot of drama on capitol hill last night. i am interested, where do we go from here? the house is now in adjournment until christmas. boehner with a 10:00 a.m. press conference today. what do we expect him to say, kelly, and what's next? >> well, the signal we expect from the speaker is to say he is ready to move on now. they tried this. he was ultimately trying to send a message that republicans would go along with some tax increases in order to move the president. it was a show vote in the sense it was never going to become law. but it was intended to shape the debate and maybe to give him more leverage in trying to get the best deal possible. now, the republicans who wouldn't go along in part because it's in their dna to oppose any increase on taxes even for the 0.2%, but also bec
>>> let me finish tonight with this. president obama's a conviction politician. that means he stands for things. he runs for office to accomplish things. he believed in health care and he got it done. he opposed unnecessary wars. he is now being attacked for considering for secretary of defense someone who shares his view. chuck hagel, someone said, is barack obama with a war record. he wants war to be the last resort. a position we rarely associate with the neoconservatives. the president should pick a secretary of defense he trusted to do the best job of helping him defend the country. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. this is the situation at this hour. the house is in recess. subject to the call of the chair. >>> that's not stopping him from wasting america's time. >> these are gyrations i've never seen before. >> tonight, congressman chris van hollen on the republicans in chaos. congressman elijah cummings and john garamendi on wh
obama revealing his choice to be the next secretary of state today nominating senator john kerry to that job. many analysts had already called it washington's worst kept secret. if confirmed senator john kerry takes on a key role in the national security team during the second term. senator john kerry would replace the current secretary of state, hillary clinton, who will step down early next year. this afternoon, president obama calling senator kerry an exemplary public servant. >> we turn the page on a decade of war he knows we have to harness american power and ensure they work telling, diplomatic and development, economic and political, military and intelligence, as well as the power of our values which inspire so many people around the world. >>gregg: john kerry has chaired the senate foreign relations committee for six years after his failed presidential bid in 2004. wendell is like at the white house. any sign of a fight over senate confirmation or is this a foregone conclusion? >>reporter: you are right, it is a foregone conclusion. the senate is a close knit group and he
or barack obama's welfare state. >> we supported challengers opposed to tarp, opposed to the debt deal, 2011 and this is the sort of vote that we'll look at closely when we look at hour options in 2014. >> a whole lot of members who thought they were safe and thought they could get away with this will lose in their own districts. >> cenk: so me, what's interesting is that the press will look at that and go look, that's the right wing and then they'll show progressives, they hate to deal, so the answer must be in the middle. what they don't say is their position is deeply unpopular. about 70% of the country doesn't agree. a majority of republicans do not agree with the position. a progressive position, don't cut social security and medicare is deeply popular 87% saying we agree with the progressives. >> so many of the people that the club for growth supported this year didn't win. so we're talking about this conservative congress and yes it is a conservative congress. most of them were reelected. they had a terrible record this year with the senate and house. our report card, we've been heari
laid up, we have a u.s. u.s. marine in mexico. it seems like the obama administration isn't doing enough to get him out. what do you say? >> been in there since august. it's almost christmas. >> jay carney says i don't know about it. >> don't know. sergeant schultz, nothing, i don't know. again, leadership dictates, i use abraham lincoln on the factor last night, a great example. pay attention to big stuff and small stuff. commander-in-chief is a president. marine served in fallujah in combat, post traumatic stress when he came back, and now incourse rated for no reason at all in mexico because they want to extort money from the family. president obama should have made a public statement. as should hillary clinton before the concussion. this is ridiculous. please let him out. we are assuming that the president is involved behind the scenes. if mexico doesn't release the corporate by christmas, i will call for boycott of mexico. >> bob: you don't think the government is trying to get him out of there? there are thousands of american prisons in mexico. >> not like this. this is egre
stick to its objective of extending all bush obama tax cuts when they kicked us off our committees. i'm glad that enough of our colleagues refused to go back down thus preventing the conference from abandoning our leadership. >> tomorrow the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every american. >> we are going to pass the permanent tax relief bill. >> joining me you now is luke russert. >> how did this happen? >> it is fascinating. >> i'll give you the rundown. he is announced his plan b on tuesday. >> it was met with scepticism among conservative members of the gop conference. we are going to make sure there will be no defense cuts. we are going to offer over $200 billion in spending cuts for you to vote for this deal. this deal would have raised taxes for those making $1 million or above. it would have cut meals on wheels in order to pay down the deficit as well as make sure that the defense cuts would not go into effect and all of that was not good enough for the house republican conference tonight. it is really quite extraordinary when you think of go
's lead? breaking news. president obama issues a stern warning to republicans. do your jobs for the good of the american people. just moments ago, he held a press conference and said lawmakers can stop tax hikes on lower and middle class americans. >> i just spoke to speaker boehner and i also met with senator reed. in the next few days, i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the ground work for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. that's an achievable goal. that can get done in ten days. once this legislation is agreed to, i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers. and i will immediately sign that legislation into law before january 1st of next year. it's that simple. >> it's that simple. he urged congress to think of the american people this holiday season. >> i hope it gives everybody some perspective. everybody can cool off. everybody can drink some eggnog, have some christmas cookies, si
in chief. there's not an obama vote among them, by the way. u.s. congressman and democrat from virginia. gentlemen, let's talk about the first of these fights. mr. moran, thank you for joining us. tonight, the republicans are engaging in i don't know whether it's a wild goose chase, some sign of something, some test of what? a weakness? why are they voting on something that won't even get to the senate, will never get near the president's desk and if it ever did, he'd love vetoing it. this idea of cutting the tax cuts or protecting the tax cuts of people, all the way up to a million a year. >> they're planning some kind of weird, political kobookie dansz. i can't imagine why the speaker is engaged on this kind of thing on, basically, christmas eve. and we're desperate to come to solutions. and, yet, he's moving further away. this race is less than half the revenue. i mean, he may annoy part of his base. but he's doing nothing for the rest of the country. i just -- i don't understand it, frankly, chris. and even millionaires who supposedly get a tax increase, actually get a tax cut accor
. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the remaking of the obama administration's foreign policy team began today as the president nominated massachusetts senator john kerry to replace hilary clinton as secretary of state. the former presidential candidate who lost to george w. bush in 2004 got the nod after u.n. ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. she'd faced republican criticisms over the benghazi terrorist attack. president obama made the announcement this afternoon at the white house. >> i am very proud to announce my choice for america's next secretary of state, john kerry. in a sense, john's entire life has prepared him for this role. having served with valor in vietnam, he understands that we have a responsibility to use american power wisely, especially our military power. and he knows, from personal experience, that when we send our troops into harm's way, we must give them the sound strategy, a clear mission, and the resources that they need to get the job done. in an extraordinarily distinguished senate career and as chairman of the
for income above $1 million. compared to the white house plan, basically, folks, it's a joke. president obama proposed a $2.5 trillion package. $1.2 trillion would come from spending cuts. $1.3 trillion would come from tax increases. plan b only includes $1 trillion in tax revenue and the rest of course is unspecified. it also includes no deal on raising the debt ceiling. president obamas latest offer takes the debt ceiling off the table for the next two years, which i think most americans want. boehner flat out lied to the american people today when he announced tonight's vote. >> president obama and senate democrats haven't done much of anything. their plan b is just slow-walk us over the fiscal cliff. and for weeks the white house said that if i moved on rate that they would make substantial concessions on spending cuts and entitlement reforms. i did my part. they've done nothing. >> it is the height of dishonesty to say the president of the united states has done nothing. the president's opening offer, just for the record, was $1.6 trillion in new revenue. then he dropped it to $1.4 trill
barack obama with a war record. he wants war to be the last resort. a position we rarely associate with the neoconservatives. the president should pick a secretary of defense he trusted to do the best job of helping him defend the country. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. this is the situation at this hour. the house is in recess. subject to the call of the chair. >>> that's not stopping him from wasting america's time. >> these are gyrations i've never seen before. >> tonight, congressman chris van hollen on the republicans in chaos. congressman elijah cummings and john garamendi on where the dems go next. >>> plus, abc's jake tapper took it to the president on gun control. >> where have you been? >> today the republican leadership was forced to respond. former vermont governor howard dean on the republican disappearing act on guns. and a preview of tomorrow's nra news conference. >>> and righties have their bogus war on christmas. >> san
even had a plan b or c. it should have been planned a. president obama went in, he is speaking, they need to listen and follow. he is a leader. plan b or c should not be happening. host: harry reid's spokesperson issued the statement last night. next is joe from iowa. caller: good morning. steve, hello. yes, i was just wondering, i think what it all boils down to -- was talking about this for a second. the republicans are the koch brothers' henchmen. there are looking out for themselves. that is what they cannot raise the money on the riches. the coke brothers -- koch brothers is the issue. caller: my first comment would be, how far do the left do you have to be to think that c-span is right wing? i own several assault weapons. the m-13 is a 10.08 and ted kennedy's car has killed more people that my gun. for any of these people who voted for obama read "drams of my father?" when you break it, you can fix it. these democrats think all you have to do is tax the rich, the rich have to make payroll, pay insurance -- the money has to come from somewhere. there will be laying people
authority to do that, and to president obama has not argued that he has inherent authority to do that. some others have argued that. some others have argued president that the authority to raise the debt ceiling. president obama has not asked for that and ask for congress to provide him a short-term legal authority to raise the debt ceiling. there may be some confusion exactly on what the president had asked for. but he has asked for the legal authority to raise the debt ceiling for a short term, i guess two-year. with regards to paying for things, you know, i'd threat -- can't agree with all of your points but i agree with your basic will go because there is always a disconnect between what is provided to folks, whether it is the gas tax that goes to building roads and highways that people use every day but not realizing that they are paying for that. a variety of other things that people use that the tax system paid for but not realizing that connection. so the whole idea you bring up, stephen, that you believe that -- to connect the taxes they are paying with what they are getting in som
by some kind of under pass. >> where are my free gifts? obama promised me free gifts. i have nothing. i don't know if republicans are too extreme. republicans are being republicans. i know once they get a a lode of this survey they will do what they have been doing all year. they are blaming you, america. it is all your fault. while you enjoy your free gifts obama gave you. that's been the policy so far. they don't look inward and they blame media and people. >> liberals have no shortage to blame either. when they come across somebody they disagree with, it is because you are mean. the reason they are portrayed is extreme is common sense is seen as mean and mean as an extreme. my prediction in all of this is the republicans will now be considered the bullying party. you have mean, extreme and now you have bullying. that's the next thing. >> it is amazing that a bunch of wimps could be portrayed as these evil bullies when they are so soft on everything. they are so scared of offending anyone. i guess the liberal media focuses on when that guy says women don't get pregnant from rapes. tha
but that. >> congresswoman, thank you. >> thank you. >>> today president obama announced his choice for secretary of state. we're taking a closer look at what john kerry will face when he secedes hillary clinton as secretary of state. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. by december 22nd oh,this is jucier than i thought. we actully keep track of how many times this kid picked his nose? tongue's out, hair pulls, stink eyes, man we see eveything. oh, it's the old man. hold on, i gotta send something out. you can have two apps open at the same time? how'd you do that? it's the galaxy note 10.1 man, it just does it. how do you think they made it? magic. do more with the samsung galaxy note 10.1. w. >>> all right. this just coming into "the situation room." the president of the united states is getting ready to make a statement. let's bring in our chief white house corresponde
to go? >> virginia went for president obama in the presidential election by about three points. polls showed that by a 9% margin despite huge, hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars of expenditures on virginia by the nra voters in virginia preferred president obama's approach on guns to mitt romney's by 9 points. so i think there's definitely a popular sentiment in virginia that we need to do something. >> john: josh, i realize americans love guns the way the rest of the world loves soccer but it is encouraging to hear how nra members support closing the gun show loophole and sensible background checks. i thank you for the terrific reporting you've done for think progress. josh israel, political reporter for think progress. >> thanks very much. >> john: coming up, do you remember the scene in the bible where jesus side loads of shotguns and says say hello to a real peace make summer me neither. that ain't in the bible. although some think that's exactly what happened. plus women can be wounded in combat
, and unable to grasp struggles of regular americans and kerry did put president obama, then an unknown politician on the national stage at the democratic convention. >> john kerry believes that in a dangerous world war must be an option sometimes, but it should never be the first option. >> reporter: following the loss, kerry immersed himself in foreign policy. >> we stand adjourned. >> reporter: now the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, he's been an unofficial envoy for president obama, helping ease tension with president karzai in afghanistan and helping mend strained relations with pakistan after the killing of osama bin laden. >> we are strategic partners with a common enemy in terrorism and extremism. >> reporter: but kerrie is not totally in sync with obama, and he has had limited intervention in syria, something the froms has resisted. kerry has built deep relationships with many foreign leaders? there are very few people in our country with greater experience over a longer period of time in foreign policy than senator kerry. >> i want to bring in jessica yelli
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of whether obama has a realistic chance to take on the pro gun lobby to weaken the second amendment. >> wholesales are up and homebuilder enthusiasm at the highest level in six years.ceo run and running the prestigious real-estate brands we will find out of this is real or illusion lou: the latest report shows the housinarket bigst lou: housing market makes big strides in the month of ofer rubber richard smith talks about if thet parent -- of the apparent recovery is for real. with good growth of rate is just over 10% for of the nasdaq is the band tradingion st on the bigra board to stocks tow to watch march research inch in motion which after the bell beld reported a smaller loss and large your gross margins was higher of tectonic trading. ker and ni bringing in $1.14 per share expectations. nike up in the session, and up in after-hours trading as well, the market up again, 10 year treasury yield of 1.80%. existing home sales up almost 6% last month at a seasonally adjusted rate just over 5 million, that is the highest level since november 2009 when buyers were rushing to close de
obama has picked his new secretary of state. >> a semi is nearly swallowed up in a massive sinkhole in northern california. >> lawmakers head home for the holidays without a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." >> and there's good and bad news for california jobs. unemployment is down, but find out which big company is taking hundreds of jobs out of state. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. chevron plans to move those spots to houston over the nt two years.. but the company does plan to keep i corporate headquarters in san ramon. th some 800 bay area jobs may move out of town. chevron plans to move 800 jobs to houston but keep their headquarters in san ramon. >>> california's jobless rate dipped below 10% last month f
bargain that you could strike with president obama would have on the future of your speakership? >> well, at some point we're going to have to address the spending problem that we have. we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need real economic growth and many of us believe on both sides of the aisle that the fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get our economy moving faster and put more americans back to work, and more americans on the tax rolls. how we get there, god only knows. all i am talking is eric and i are and our team are committed to working with our colleagues on both sides of the aisle and both sides of the capitol and the white house to address this. >> last week i asked you if you were concerned about losing your speakership and you said you were not. in light of what happened last night, if you're not concerned shouldn't you be? >> no. i am not. listen, you have all heard me say this, and i have told my colleagues this. if you do the right things every day for the right reasons, the right things will happen. while we may have not been able to get the votes last
, but opponents say they intend to continue their protests. >> turning out to the u.s., president barack obama has just announced his nomination of senator john kerry to become secretary of state. >> john kerry is currently chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and has undertaken numerous diplomatic missions. he also ran unsuccessfully for president back in 2004. the move has been widely expected. observers say he should win easy confirmation in the senate. staying in washington, and president obama is increasing the pressure on the country's powerful gun lobby's and calling for stricter regulations on assault weapons. he has also challenged his fellow gun control advocates to take a clear stand on the issue. >> america had a moment of silence for the victims of the newtown massacre. exactly one week ago, a young man armed with a semiautomatic rifle gunned down 20 people in connecticut. meanwhile, the national rifle association has taken a hard- line stance on the issue, calling for armed security guards in every american school to protect students. >> the gun owner's organization has
of the victims extended to the white house. president obama honored the moment of silence behind closed doors. he sent out a tweet beforehand that says: 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults, together we will carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. earlier today, the president released a video responding to an online petition signed by more than 400,000 asking for an immediate introduction of gun control legislation in congress. >> the president: i wanted to take a minute to respond and let you know, we hear you. >> reporter: for the first time since the shooting the nra hold a news conference. the group did not promise any changes to its policies. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: two protesters briefly stopped the event. >> nra stop killing our children! >> reporter: as the gun control debate intensifies more victims will be laid to rest today. this is the fifth straight day of funerals and more services are planned for this weekend. wendy gillette, abc7 news. >>> short time ago california senator feinstein responded
and 20 children. the remembrance of the victims extended to the white house. president obama honored the moment of silence behind closed doors. he sent out a tweet beforehand that says: 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults, together we will carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. earlier today, the president released a video responding to an online petition signed by more than 400,000 asking for an immediate introduction of gun control legislation in congress. >> the president: i wanted to take a minute to respond and let you know, we hear you. >> reporter: for the first time since the shooting the nra hold a news conference. the group did not promise any changes to its policies. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: two protesters briefly stopped the event. >> nra stop killing our children! >> reporter: as the gun control debate intensifies more victims will be laid to rest today. this is the fifth straight day of funerals and more services are planned for this weekend. wendy gillette, abc7 news. >>> short t
republicans literally to blink. (laughter) >> stephen: obama is daring republicans literally to blink. well, the joke's on him! (laughter) because i know some republicans who had their eyelids surgically removed. (laughter) (cheers and applause) now obama won't budge off his calls for $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over the coming decade, mostly from increasing tax rates and taxes on upper-bracket earners. folks, that's just punishing our nation's job creators. america's billionaires are the engine that drives our economy through smart investments! and occasionally through dumb ones. (laughter) today house speaker john boehner struck back with his plan to cut spending by demanding obama come up with boehner's plan to cut spending. (laughter) >> a lot of people know that the president and i met on sunday it was a nice meeting, it was cordial but we're still waiting for the white house to identify what spending cuts the president is willing to make, where are the presidents spending cuts? >> stephen: now critics say the speaker is just asking democrats to put specifics in into the republica
-- the president of the united states, barack obama, and the speaker of the house, john data. i want to express my appreciation -- and the speaker of the house, john boehner. i want to express my appreciation to my colleagues. i have served in the minority. it is challenging. it is not easy. we are 11 days away from going over the fiscal cliff. we feel strongly about the need of this institution to state its position on this. we heard the majority leader in the united states senate indicate that he does not want to bring up this measure if it passes the house of representatives. the president hu has indicated this bill would not gain his signature. i cannot think anyone is convinced that the bill we are going -- the president has indicated this bill would not gain his signature. i do not think anyone is convinced that the bill we are going to vote on will be passed. we believe mr. bennett has made some bold steps in working -- mr. boehner has made some bold steps in working to make sure we cannot go over the fiscal cliff. -- do not cool over the fiscal cliff. the actions he has taken will be a pos
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